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Good (late) morning! Today at ncpr.org, all about Sen. Charles Schumer’s visit to Massena yesterday, wherein the senator urged the Environmental Protection Agency to approve a final cost for Alcoa’s cleanup of the Grasse River. The EPA...
Two articles in the Watertown Daily Times today underline the changing, and often grim, situation in which college students find themselves today. The first article looks at how SUNY schools are adapting to meet student needs at a time when six-year...
The Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting that a new anti-war group has formed at ACC in Queensbury. They’ll hold a rally on Thursday evening, featuring at least one veteran Marine who now opposes America’s continuing wars overseas. A...
Morning, folks. Here’s a survey of the weekend’s opinion pages from around the North Country. We start with a celebration in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican of Plattsburgh State’s ranking as a top school globally for...
News stories tagged with "college"
Apr 17, 2009 — Springtime means a lot of things in the North Country. But in college towns like Plattsburgh or Burlington or Canton or Potsdam, it means the seniors are getting ready to graduate. And they're making sure everyone knows. David Sommerstein came across a gaggle of celebrating sorority sisters on the streets of Potsdam for this Heard Up North. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jun 10, 2008 — Canton's Rotary Club awarded Ambassadorial Scholarships to two St. Lawrence University graduates this week. The scholarships went to Katie Gauthier and Brooke James. A third scholarship went to Kate Bakelaar of Ottawa. Rotary awards the $24,000 scholarships each year to further understanding among people in different countries. James told Todd Moe she started a college Rotary chapter at SLU, and plans to pursue a Master's degree in cultural tourism. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Apr 25, 2008 — The State University of New York will study the possibility of combining services and programs at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh and North Country Community College, which has campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga. The study was recommended by State Senator Betty Little and comes as both colleges are facing a change in administration. But, as Chris Knight reports, officials at North Country Community College say they haven't been told much about the study or what it could mean. Go to full article
Apr 08, 2008 — A St Lawrence County lawmaker just floated a big idea to the county legislature: He wants the county to help pay tuition for any graduate of a local high school, if they attend one of the four local colleges. Jonathan Brown reports. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Dec 05, 2007 — The president of North Country Community College, based in Saranac Lake, is stepping down. Gail Rogers Rice announced her retirement yesterday and says she'll leave July 1st. The move follows a controversial year, as Rice pushed to build a major new campus in Lake Placid. That plan was rejected. As Chris Knight reports, Rice also led the college to an expansion of its programs and its facilities in Malone and Ticonderoga during her 15 year tenure. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jun 20, 2007 — Paul Smiths College has drawn criticism in recent weeks, following the alcohol-related deaths of two students in May. But academic and law enforcement officials across the region say the problem of underage drinking is complicated, with few easy answers. In the final part of our series on alcohol and campus safety, Brian Mann reports that the debate often winds up in a legal and ethical gray zone. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jun 18, 2007 — This spring, two Paul Smiths College students died following a late-night drinking party. 20 year-old Sean Cornell of Manchester Center, Vermont, and 18-year-old Lee Walker of Enosburg Falls, Vermont drowned when their canoes overturned. They were paddling back to campus across Lower St. Regis Lake. The tragedy followed three alcohol-related deaths at the school in 2005. Some community leaders say Paul Smiths has made huge strides, working to keep students safe. But the school faces a lawsuit and simmering public criticism over its handling of student alcohol abuse. This week, we'll look at the controversy at Paul Smiths College. We'll also look at the changing ethics of alcohol on college campuses. Here's Brian Mann with part one of our special three-part report. Go to full article